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Old 02-11-2017, 11:52 AM   #1516
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Funny, Carruthers. It's seven quid on Amazon btw https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb...nes+pensioners
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:43 PM   #1517
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I wonder if that's the same Haynes that makes the auto repair manuals? If so, their "Explains Teenagers" ought to be hilariously underexplained.

I remember their instructions for removing an engine from a car, not a specific car, or even a brand:

1. Raise the hood.
2. Remove the hood from the car.
3. Disconnect all wires/connectors from the engine.
4. Remove the engine.

Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:56 PM   #1518
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I wonder if that's the same Haynes that makes the auto repair manuals?
It is indeed!

I think that the car repair manuals have now gone to the other extreme.
I had one for my car that went to the breaker's yard late last year and it was a mighty tome.
Paragraph upon paragraph on how to change a headlight bulb.
But that's enough of that.

I do like the 'alternative' manuals that they have published in recent years.
I have a number on the shelves behind me including The London Underground, Flying Scotsman, the Avro Vulcan, Heathrow Airport, the Moon, Apollo 11 and the Cold War.

I hope that I'm not risking the Wrath of Mod by providing this link:

Haynes Publishing.

It's not really advertising. Honest.
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Old 02-11-2017, 01:21 PM   #1519
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No problem, many links are posted. The mods look for hidden or blatant links in newbie's posts.
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:15 PM   #1520
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Ha ha, joke's on me. I lied to some friends and said I was sick on Friday to get out of a social engagement (in truth I really did want to go, but I was exhausted and mentally in a bad place for it and just couldn't bring myself,) but then this morning I woke up actually sick.
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:24 PM   #1521
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You had a premonition.
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Old 03-11-2017, 04:26 PM   #1522
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I just heard, from the other room, Popdigr describe some guy:

"Well, he looks like a plow point."

I guess the guy is dull, and/or plain?

Or sharp and shiny?

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Old 03-11-2017, 04:34 PM   #1523
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I just heard, from the other room, Popdigr describe some guy:

"Well, he looks like a plow point."

I guess the guy is dull, and/or plain?

Or sharp and shiny?

Muddy, scratched and generally battered.
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Old 03-11-2017, 04:35 PM   #1524
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Well played Popdigr.
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Old 03-11-2017, 06:18 PM   #1525
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Yes, it's clear as mud but it covers the ground.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:05 PM   #1526
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bald and beaky?
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:34 PM   #1527
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Auntiedigr is visiting currently. She brought the kids. They did not know what a check was. The kids are 15 years old. Remember checks?

Also, I've been hearing the same repeating commercial on the radio (Nashville station) for Arizona State University. You can get the same degree online as you would on campus. They used to say "For more info, text the word 'school' to 35517, again that's 'school' to 35517." Recently they've changed that to "For more info, text the word 'school' to 35517, again that's 's-c-h-o-o-l' to 35517."

They've started spelling the word school for the people they want to attend their university.
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:39 PM   #1528
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Not itscool to 35517. Does not apply to English degrees. Sounds like a division of Trump University.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:00 PM   #1529
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...so I wanted to send a message to a dwellar who hasn't been around for ages, and I suddenly noticed the option to send an email - cool - did not know you could email direct from the Cellar.

I clicked on it and it took me a to a page where I could write up an email and a message informing me that by sending the email I would make my own email visible to them.

As I have recently (about a year ago) changed my email address, I figured I'd better nip into settings and change the email the Cellar has down for me. I was expecting my old btinternet.com address - nope. It's an email I forgot ever having set up and which must be fucking ancient, because it's an fsnet.co.uk address.

This email type vanished completely in 2014 and most of those email accounts were from the Freeserve internet provider which were then migrated when Freeserve became (was taken over by?) Orange, and was then joined by EE and so forth.

I used to have Freeserve internet in the late 90s/early noughties.

I haven't changed my email on the Cellar since I joined in 2004.

Had I not decided, on a whim, to click that link and send a direct email I'd never have known. That defunct email address, that I had completely forgotten about could have been on there for another decade.
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:10 PM   #1530
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That explains why you never write back.
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